A disability is a term that refers to a huge spectrum of impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions. An impairment is viewed as a problem in body function or structure.
A chronic illness is a long lasting illness that may not have a cure.
For those who are unable to work there are many Government Benefits available and help on hand for people to claim them. There is also support for carers of those with disability including support groups and centres for respite.
Living with a disability or chronic long-term illness can be a long journey mentally and physically. Friends and family may need to adjust to the changes which can be a huge burden on people’s lives. It can often lead to low social support and financial hardship which can be linked to mental health issues.
Counselling can help you to address these issues and help you to cope better with your disability and adapt to the changes the disability brings about. The aim of disability counselling is to provide a safe and supportive space for you to discuss concerns and fears. A professional counsellor can help you to explore ways of making these more manageable.